Pollen Dispersal and Cross-Pollination of Soft Red Winter Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)1
- Morris J. Bitzer and
- Fred L. Patterson2
Hand emasculated wheat spikes left exposed to wind borne pollen and vaseline-coated slides were used to measure pollen dispersal and seed set on several females under conditions of high and limited pollen loads. Seed set was directly related to wind-borne pollen load. Some females were quite superior in the ability to set seed from wind-borne pollen. About 4 or 5 days of good pollen load were required for maximum seed set. Timing of the female exactly with pollinator generally gave the maximum seed set.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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